Collins Has What it Takes

FOX Sports Next is in the streets bringing you all of the coverage. We have an update and evaluation for one of the state's newcomers in Duncanville quarterback Travis Collins. See what all he has going on and what he brings to the table.

Lots of moving around for Duncanville (TX) quarterback Travis Collins. First Chicago, then to the Dallas/Fort Worth area starting with Plano (at Plano West) and now he has landed in Duncanville.

But for Collins, he will just take it in stride and work the cards dealt to him.

"I'm hoping to win the starting job next season. But right now, I need to get my name out there so I am going to as many camps as I can this offseason," Collins said.

Seeing that the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Collins is not originally from Texas, the programs that he is looking to visit are not the usual stops that the Lone Star players make. Instead, Collins mentioned programs like South Florida, Mississippi State and Arizona

In addition to college camps, he is also making quite a few camps rounds as well. While at the camp in Sugar Land (TX), one of the local coaches got the chance to work with him for quite some time during the camp.

This coach likes the upside of Collins.

"With Travis the things that stands out is his athleticism. He is a tall, rangy kid with a strong arm," Fort Bend Baptist coach Bruce Lane, who was working the NUC Combine in Houston said. "He throws a good deep ball, but can also throw the intermediate ball as well. Every throw he gets better. You can tell he is a hard worker and he has those intangibles that you want in a quarterback and the kids will follow."

Of course, with any player, there are things that need to be improved. Lane shared his thoughts on what it will take for Collins to excel on the next level.

"Obviously, most quarterbacks need to improve on footwork, and he needs to continue to develop his arm strength," Lane said. "(Not having seen him play in a game) To move into a starting job, reading defense is something that always needs to be worked on. 

"Overall, he does have what it takes to be a great college quarterback. I think he will be one to watch and see the progress he has made. I think he will be successful."

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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